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Name: MC1989
Country: Spain
I love music. From soul to pop. Mariah is my passion.
Number 1 om iTunes Worldwide (105,504) by MC1989 from Spain
(Saturday 17 February 2024; 11:31)
Congratulations to MC and AG for this success. This colaboration needs a video a la "Telephone". Something epic, not just a promo video on Instagram (horrific by the way). Just dreaming.
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Beyond excited (105,454) by MC1989 from Spain
(Thursday 15 February 2024; 23:20)
Some sources are saying Mariah wrote some new verses and that they recorded a new video.
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Something's coming (105,406) by MC1989 from Spain
(Wednesday 14 February 2024; 17:36)
Mariah has just changed her profile picture. And it's almost as Ariana's. Maybe the rumours are true.
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Mariah Carey - Selfish (105,402) by MC1989 from Spain
(Wednesday 14 February 2024; 03:02)
I can't stand Justin Timberlake, but since I've heard this song recreating Mariah's voice with artificial intelligence I find it sublime and it makes me want to listen to new Mariah music more than ever. This version with Mariah's voice has a lot of views on YouTube and it's becoming very popular. At the same time, it's scary what artificial intelligences are able to emulate and recreate. In any case, after a great album like Caution, more than 5 years ago, all I want is new music from Mariah. I don't want to see her overexposed on the net or in videos lip-syncing her most difficult songs, dressed like a doll and stiff on stage in Las Vegas. That Mariah for whoever buys it. I want the Mariah who brings us hours of work in a studio, with a new melody, a new lyric, a new hit to add to her unparalleled repertoire.
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My All live in Sydney, second night (105,332) by MC1989 from Spain
(Friday 9 February 2024; 12:33)
I have just listened to this gem. This is the kind of rarities and material that we die-hard fans want her to include on her reissues. The Butterrly Tour has some of her biggest live gems of her career. The little audio clip circulating on YouTube of "Vanishing", sung impromptu during the Butterfly tour is simply incredible. One of her best and most moving songs, by the way. The emotion that Mariah gives off in her phrasing, in her enunciation, in the way she sings. She was really interpreting the lyrics of the song.

During this tour his voice began to suffer noticeably, probably due to lack of technique and the bad habits often mentioned in this forum. And these live shows perfectly capture that vital moment that was so important to her. She still had a very privileged voice, a richness of textures and nuances like few mainstream singers had back then and to this day, I dare say. Agility combined with emotion. Which is what most current singers lack, emotion. I prefer a thousand times something that is not one hundred percent correct and perfect but that goes through you and makes you feel, which is what music is for, and not something millimetrically calculated and studied, neat and correct but lacking in emotion.

The Butterfly era represents a Mariah more alive than ever at a crucial point not only in her career but also at a vital moment of complete change. She was going to therapy, taking acting classes as she describes in her autobiography, renting a flat in New York where she spent time alone without a permanent glam squad. In short, gaining her independence, venturing out to meet new people, throwing herself into love affairs (Derek Jeter) and receptive to change; showing us her own change, her own emergence, after years of feeling controlled and corseted. All these changes in her personal life, in that very specific moment of life that she was going through in 96-97, decisive but ephemeral at the same time, are captured in Butterfly. It's normal that Mariah still feels that this album is her most personal and her favourite. I think at that time she was very connected to the world, to her own experience and that crucial moment of having to define a sound or a style of her own, knowing that she was going to be judged and observed more than ever after her divorce with the great music mogul at that time.

P.S. The only thing that makes me a bit angry about this wonderful "My All" - just like the one she performed in Perth, whose video has been on YouTube since last year and is another gem - is that the first chorus is a playback, because that airy, almost whispered voice of the first chorus is tremendously difficult to do live and with the acoustics of a big concert. But she could have modified it and done it differently. In any case, My All's performances during this time are magical.
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A "new" show in Vegas, no new music (105,294) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 6 February 2024; 18:59)
Couldn't be more disappointed.
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We need an uptempo song (104,671) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 26 December 2023; 19:32)
I wish Mariah give us new music in 2024. Although I loved Caution and I think It's one of her best albums (definitely it's in my top 5 favourites, with Daydream, Butterfly, the debut and TEOM), I think she need an uptempo more pop driven song. Something cheerful, with a simple structure, and not too much layering which we know Mariah is keen at, but I think sometimes less is more. I miss a good big catchy song with a real distinctive chorus, a la Dreamlover, Fantasy, Honey, Heartbreaker, even Obsessed, but a little more uptempo. Something with summer vibes. Just wishing.
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Merry Christmas to all (104,670) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 26 December 2023; 16:42)
Hahahahaha.
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This is a reply to message 104,661 by enwar00 from usa
(Monday 25 December 2023; 23:33)
Best Love Takes Time performance (104,606) by MC1989 from Spain
(Friday 22 December 2023; 02:18)
Mariah was pure fire that night at the NARM Convention. Serving awesome vocals, looks and attitude. Commanding that stage. I hope they release the complete performance of Vanishing that she did that night.
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New music? (104,216) by MC1989 from Spain
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 10:49)
Which has been nominated [for] a Grammy by the way.
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This is a reply to message 104,213 by Bill from the UK
(Saturday 25 November 2023; 01:56)
View from here (104,177) by MC1989 from Spain
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 12:04)
Maybe the extreme stiffness is due to a recent lipposuction and a recent face lift? I don't know. Maybe she's recovering from recent surgeries. Because even though since 2010 her stage performances became very low energy in terms of movements and dancing, she was never this stiff. Though I'm enjoying some iconic moments from these Christmas shows, I share your thoughts about her recent awkward stiffness and lack of face expresion. I also feel good about her success with these shows, from the videos I've seen, people are enjoying them a lot and she's singing in front of big audiences again.
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This is a reply to message 104,170 by Andrew from the UK
(Thursday 23 November 2023; 04:55)
Reality check (104,157) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 20:25)
Thanks for saying it. Mariah is using more playback than ever.
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This is a reply to message 104,150 by Brandon from USA
(Tuesday 21 November 2023; 14:56)
Mop the Floor song (104,118) by MC1989 from Spain
(Sunday 19 November 2023; 01:47)
I loved that moment, I must say.
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This is a reply to message 104,108 by enwar00 from usa
(Saturday 18 November 2023; 14:53)
Emotionless: Mariah's face is totally stiff (104,093) by MC1989 from Spain
(Friday 17 November 2023; 13:38)
The Virgin Mary kinda outfit is iconic, the religious imaginary always works (Madonna, Beyoncé etc and now Mariah is using it too), it looks beautiful on her. That being said, it's sad to watch her lipping 99% of the show. It's not that she's lipping the climaxes as she used to do, now she's lipping 99% of each song. She's stiff as a rock. She's unable to convey any emotion at all after the face surgery. I don't understand the need of exposing herself like this. If she's unable to sing, why go on tour? It's not that she doesn't dance, she doesn't sing either and she doesn't even try to pretend to be singing live. The only thing she does is stand there looking beautiful and stiff. I Hope she's ok but obviously she's not. I love you Mariah no matter what I will always support your music, your catalogue is untouchable and unmatchable, and so is your legacy, but please stop draggin' it. Don't go on tour. You have been blessing us for decades now. Focus on writing another book, songs or poetry, or on other projects less stressing or demanding, and only go out the and sing when you're really ready and prepared for it.
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Happy 30th anniversary to Dreamlover (103,084) by MC1989 from Spain
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 21:19)
Though I always liked the song, and the stunningly beautiful young and carefree Curlyriah in the video, it was never one of my favourite tracks, but It sure grew on me over the years. I love the sample from The Emotions' Blind Alley, combined with Mariah's voice at her peak, and the single cover which I still have and still is one of my favourite pictures from her. The Def Club Mix was and still is one of her best remixes in my opinion. I remember hearing the song in the radio here in Spain even until the early 00's.
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RIP Sinéad O'Connor (103,083) by MC1989 from Spain
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 20:00)
Thank you for sharing your memories. She has so many great albums. Her voice was a treasure.
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This is a reply to message 103,082 by Randy from USA
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 18:59)
RIP Sinéad O'Connor (103,078) by MC1989 from Spain
(Thursday 27 July 2023; 00:30)
One of the greatest voices ever. One of my biggest musical references. I highly recommend her album Universal Mother, it's pure perfection from start to finish. And I also recommend her book from 2021, Rememberings. With Mariah's memoir, one of the best autobiographies I've read in the recent years.
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Best song intro (102,775) by MC1989 from Spain
(Saturday 27 May 2023; 12:10)
To me [it] has to be Vision Of Love. The [song] that started [it] all. The [mystery] involved in those few first seconds, the announcement of all the magic that is yet to come. I would also [highlight] the intros of "Fantasy", "Honey", "Dreamlover" and the first beautiful and nostalgic chords Of "Vanishing" (they remind me a bit [of] A Natural Woman's intro).
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This is a reply to message 102,774 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 27 May 2023; 04:02)
RIP Tina (102,765) by MC1989 from Spain
(Wednesday 24 May 2023; 22:06)
Long Live the Queen Of Rock. Today I can't stop crying. It is such a loss. I remember how her songs and her life story gave me strength during highschool. I hope Mariah lives many many years with health. We have to be thankful for having her among us.
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Favorite 90s singles cover (102,739) by MC1989 from Spain
(Wednesday 17 May 2023; 09:42)
I Don't Wanna Cry. Simply beautiful. But it's also Mariah's most expensive single on the internet, and one of the few 90's singles I don't have due to that.
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This is a reply to message 102,719 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Saturday 13 May 2023; 14:15)
New low? (102,689) by MC1989 from Spain
(Monday 8 May 2023; 17:47)
As always, amen, Terna.
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This is a reply to message 102,681 by Terna from Nigeria
(Monday 8 May 2023; 10:28)
Vision Of Love unused 1989 vocals (102,414) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 10:39)
This is beyond [amazing]. I hope Mariah puts [the demo tape] out someday, with all these fantastic rarities. What a voice. That [epic] ending.
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Vanishing live in Sydney (Butterfly Tour) (102,413) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 09:33)
I meant "we" need this on The Rarities 2.
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This is a reply to message 102,412 by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 01:52)
Vanishing live in Sydney (Butterfly Tour) (102,412) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 01:52)
I cried listening to this. Here's the one and only Mariah Carey. Se need this on The Rarities 2. Happy Anniversary.
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"My All" (Sydney 1998) (102,411) by MC1989 from Spain
(Tuesday 28 March 2023; 01:49)
Literally amazing. Her tone is unmatchable.
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This is a reply to message 102,407 by Billy from Greece
(Monday 27 March 2023; 19:50)
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